Culture

The art of the water puppettry

Puppetry is a traditional art form closely connected with the long-standing spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. There are many kinds of puppet-shows in all the corner of the country

Peach, apricot trees bring good fortune for Tet

Apricot trees are believed to be a symbol of fortune while peach trees are said to help expel evil spirits and bring peace and contentment, happiness and wealth for the house owner.

Vietnamese New Year

Vietnamese New Year, more commonly known by its shortened name Tết or "Tết Nguyên Đán", is the most important and popular holiday and festival in Vietnam. It is the Vietnamese New Year marking the arrival of spring based on the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar

Vietnamese cuisines stir the world in 2012

Bringing rice and bacon, an omelet with Vietnamese flavour in the final round of the MasterChef US, has won blind girl Christine Ha the championship. Vietnamese cuisines also set many records in 2012.

Vietnamese silk – a national treasure

The Vietnamese Ao Dai has graced the world’s catwalks, acclaimed for its luxuriously elegant appearance as well as its softness and lightness.

Rare Color Photos of Vietnam in 1903

Being used as illustration in the book titled “The French Colonies” of Brossard and published on the BNF Gallica Liberary in France, the series of color photos about Vietnam in period 1901 – 1903

Worship of Ancestor Custom

A very popular belief among Vietnamese is the custom of the ancestor cult. In every household, an ancestor altar is installed in the most solemn location.